CIFAS report fraudulent employment applications at record high

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In the first half of 2014, over half of all the confirmed frauds (63%) recorded to the CIFAS Internal Fraud Database were Employment Application Frauds: frauds where job applicants have made serious fraudulent declarations about employment history, qualifications, criminal records and so on.

This is in keeping with the trends recorded during the previous year and underlines how vital it is for applicants to understand that lying in an application is far from harmless or acceptable.  In fact, applicants who submit false or exaggerated information run the risk of dismissal, and – in worst case scenarios – the risk of criminal charges. The scale of the fraud also shows that organisations are running more stringent checks now than ever before.

Read the full press release from CIFAS

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